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Built environment practice leader

Job Description

A highly influential role with responsibility for driving sustainable sector growth with target Built Environment Clients within the west whilst ensuring profit and utilization targets are achieved. The west built environment sector lead will play a pivotal role in leading the strategic positioning of Mott MacDonald in the built environment sector through development and implementation of a compelling and well-articulated value proposition. The role will define the strategy and business plan for all Built Environment activities within the unit and be responsible for implementation of the business plan to meet agreed revenue, profit, utilization, and overhead targets.

This includes the following responsibilities: Sector Strategy Development and stakeholder approval, Business Plan development and stakeholder approval, Client Account Selection, Client Account Leader Appointment, Decision to Invest for Key Clients, Client Engagement Plan development and implementation, Practice Selection and Investment focus areas, Practice Leader Appointment (if different to Regional Leader), Practice Plans development and implementation (if supplementary to Regional Plans), Practice Campaign Plans, identification and tracking of performance against budgets set for each of these activities.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Working with the Unit General Manager, NASA Regional Sector Leader, and the Global Sector Leader Develop the Unit Sector Plan to prioritize investment within the Unit, including acquisitions, staff hires, market entries (and exits) at the strategic level
  • To build senior level networks with clients, partners and competitors
  • To facilitate the implementation of the Unit Sector Strategy to drive achievement of each Territory Business plans
  • Select and Tier Client Accounts and appoint Account Leaders to deliver the strategy
  • To support optimal deployment of MMs expertise in bidding and delivering work, balancing the needs of the Regional and Global sector, particularly in consideration of significant pursuits.
  • To identify at the strategic level when different operating models are needed for specialty and scale projects, and driving use of lower cost centers where appropriate
  • Providing oversight on project outcomes to maximize sector performance through review and challenge
  • To identify and recruit strategic hires and ensure optimal deployment
  • To promote alignment and collaboration both within and across sectors
  • Allocate Unit growth objectives for target and existing key client accounts
  • Lead the identification of new clients, product, service and proposition opportunities, and the development of differentiated and commercially viable service offerings that enable growth
  • Lead and support key strategic pursuits & bids by contributing insights and leading the engagement of the most senior client and business leaders.

Candidate Specification

The ideal candidate will currently be operating in a leadership role and have significant Built Environment technical and Sector knowledge.

We are looking for a combination of the following:
  • Demonstrable management and leadership experience within the Built Environment Sector.
  • Significant project delivery experience as Project Director or Senior Project Manager, including commercial, financial and technical control
  • Extensive experience in the delivery of Built Environment projects
  • A track record in client-facing, business development and successful bidding and a track record of project delivery
  • Self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills and excellent organisational skills
  • Motivational and leadership skills and an interest in mentoring and developing senior and intermediate staff

Job Profile

Here at Mott MacDonald, we are experts in engineering, management, and development services supporting multisector project work in over 150 countries. One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, we pride ourselves in our ability to deliver exceptional outcomes through the connected thinking of our 16,000+ talented consultants. Sustainability and innovation are at the heart of all of our sectors which, in North America include Advisory, Built Environment, Energy, Transportation, and Water.

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our organization, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We value the diversity of our staff and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment where everyone has the chance to contribute.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status or disability status.
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